New Councillor – Jenny Williams

Following the resignation of Ashley Fosdike and with no official election requests, we have co-opted a new Councillor – Jenny Williams.

She will officially accept her position on Monday 13 December at our monthly parish council meeting.

More info to come and also inside our new Newsletter.

Please see the relevant pages – The Role of Parish Councillor and Becoming Parish Councillor to find out about what’s required and check you comply with legal criteria.

John Thompson

John joined the Parish Council in May 2015 and is currently Chairperson.  He has lived in Park Road with his wife, Eileen since 1987. They have two grown up children who  also live locally. After taking degrees in Psychology and Manpower Studies at Durham and London, John was an Associate with Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc and held directorships with several corporates.

He served on the Board of the Development Commission with a responsibility for small businesses in rural areas. Latterly he founded and was Managing Partner of a global human resources consultancy.

He is a  Trustee/Board member of Tandridge Voluntary Action.

Philip Bailey

Philip has lived with his family in Limpsfield for the last 30 years and his three grown-up sons all attended the local Hazelwood School. He has a B.Sc. in Engineering from Surrey University, an MBA from Liverpool University and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

After working with a major American bank in the City, he started his own company that advises internationally on shipping finance and since 2011 it has operated from offices in Limpsfield High Street.

He joined the Parish Council in July 2013 and is on the Planning and Neighbourhood Plan subcommittees.

Thomas Briggs

Tom, his wife Anna, and two children have lived in the Limpsfield area since 1999.

Tom is an attorney licenced in New York State and worked in the energy industry for 30 years before retiring from BP in 2016.

  Tom has held senior executive roles at BP, focusing on energy policy, legislation and regulation impacting BP’s global operations.

He is a resident of Ballards Lane and joined the Parish Council in May 2019.

He is the Chairman of the Finance subcommittee and on the Neighbourhood Plan subcommittee.

Bernard (Bernie) de Haldevang

Bernie is Head of Credit, Political & Crisis insurance lines at Lloyd’s of London and international re/insurer Canopius. He has over 35 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry, with a career including positions at board, senior management and executive committee roles.

Bernie has lived in Limpsfield (and for the last year, Oxted) for nine years and has been on the Parish Council for five, serving currently as Vice Chairman and was also part of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

He is responsible for Publicity and Intellectual Property for the Council and is on the Finance subcommittee.

Bob Harvey

Bob has lived in Limpsfield since 1983 and joined the parish council in January 2012. Originally living in Wolfs Row and then in Old Court House, Bob now lives on the Chart – with his wife Julia and they have two grown up children.  

He runs a timber agency business, originally from an office in the High Street, but now operates from his home.  

Bob was Chairman of the Council from May 2014 until May 2016, and is currently responsible for Highways, Parish Property and the Chart playground.

Ann Osborn

Ann lives in Detillens Lane and has been a resident of Limpsfield since 1986.  She trained at the Royal College of Music and sang professionally in the BBC Singers and other choral groups.

After pursuing a musical career, she joined Surrey County Council becoming Head of Policy Development and then the County Council’s Local Director for Tandridge.

Ann has always played an active role in the local community. 

She was Chair of Governors at Limpsfield C of E School for six years, is joint leader of Limpsfield in Bloom and has an active musical role in St Peter’s church.  

Ann joined the Parish Council in May 2019 and is on the Neighbourhood Plan subcommittee.

Laila Turner

Laila lives in West Heath, Limpsfield and has been a Limpsfield resident since 1985.  She is married  to Anthony and has three grown-up children. 

Laila and her husband have their own business marketing metal produced by Fenix Metals, Poland, of which Laila is a Director.

She has been a LINK volunteer since 1990 and is also Trustee of the LINK-Porter Trust. Laila was a member of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and has been on the Parish Council since May 2019.

She is currently on the Finance and Neighbourhood Plan subcommittees.

Mark Wilson

Mark has lived in Limpsfield since 1989, first in Padbrook and now in Hookwood Park with his wife Jaquie and their daughter.

Mark received a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, before joining the London offices of an American bank where he held a number of senior management positions during his 33 years of employment.

Mark now runs his own management consultancy business. He joined the Parish Council in May 2011 and served as Chairman from 2016-2019.

He is currently chairman of the Planning subcommittee.